Definition of Novitiate

1. Noun. The period during which you are a novice (especially in a religious order).

Exact synonyms: Noviciate
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period



2. Noun. Someone who has entered a religious order but has not taken final vows.
Exact synonyms: Novice
Generic synonyms: Religious Person

Definition of Novitiate

1. n. The state of being a novice; time of initiation or instruction in rudiments.

Definition of Novitiate

1. Noun. the period during which a novice of a religious order undergoes training ¹

2. Noun. the place where a novice lives and studies ¹

3. Noun. a novice ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Novitiate

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Novitiate

novene
novennial
novercal
noverint
noverints
novgorodovaite
novice
novices
noviceship
noviceships
noviciate
noviciates
novillada
novillero
novilunar
novitiate (current term)
novitiates
novities
novitious
novity
novobiocic acid synthetase
novobiocin
novobiocins
novocaine
novocaines
novum
novums
now
now, now
now-a-days

Literary usage of Novitiate

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"An interruption makes it necessary that the novitiate should begin afresh as if nothing had previously been done, and it differs in this respect from ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1889)
"A GLIMPSE INTO A JESUIT novitiate. FIKST of all, a few words of personal explanation. I was eight years among the Jesuits—two as a novice, ..."

3. Development of Personality: A Phase of the Philosophy of Education by John Chrysostom (1916)
"What the novitiate Offers. 1. The novitiate offers its members a practical ... The novitiate socializes its members. Together the novices partake of bodily ..."

4. Pioneer Priests of North America, 1642-1710 by Thomas Joseph Campbell (1910)
"He entered the novitiate in his native city, and not at Rouen. ... The novitiate had just been established, and its foundation was due to a single sermon; ..."

5. The Female Jesuit: Or, The Spy in the Family by Jemima Thompson Luke (1860)
"A separate wing of the building is set apart for the novitiate, and is entirely distinct from that occupied by the pupils. The novices are superintended by ..."

6. The Life of Father de Smet, S.J. (1801-1873) by E. Laveille (1915)
"CHAPTER II THE novitiate — ARRIVAL OF THE JESUITS IN MISSOURI (1821-1823) The Jesuits in New France and Maryland — Bishop Carroll — Whitemarsh — Father Van ..."

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